Skip to content
Free Shipping for Orders over $75.
Free Shipping for Orders over $75.

In The News

An Unexpected Route to Success, with Mei Xu, Founder of Chesapeake Bay Candle


Some entrepreneurs always knew what they wanted to do. Then there are others who have launched wildly successful companies — but took surprising routes to get there. Mei Xu, who founded and built Chesapeake Bay Candle, is one of those unexpected entrepreneurs.

POLITICO – 2019 Women Rule ‘Women of Impact’


Mei Xu, has spent her life building global brands and companies that bring people together, first with the Chesapeake Bay Candle Company and then with her second company, Blissliving Home, a home décor line. Her latest venture, MeiXu.com

CGTN AMERICA


She first immigrated to the U.S. for a career in foreign services, but ended up building a massive home decor business instead. She’s Mei Xu—pronounced ‘may she’—who’s the woman behind Chesapeake Bay Candle.

Enterprising Women


I recently spent a rainy weekend Marie Kondoing my closet. If you’re a shopper like me, and someone who loves fashion and retail,
you know that’s not an easy feat. When all was said and done, however, I felt an overwhelming sense of accomplishment

Immigrant from China turns a stroll through Bloomingdale’s into a $60 million business.


I generally don’t think of Maryland as a home to manufacturing. But if you drive to Glen Burnie, the Chesapeake Bay Candle factory

Mei Xu, Co-Founder & CEO Chesapeake Bay Candle.


Mei Xu is a Chinese American entrepreneur, woman business leader, and the founder and CEO of two global lifestyle brands, Chesapeake Bay Candle and Blissliving Home.

 

Chesapeake Bay Candle: Mei Xu


“How I Built This” host Guy Raz talks withMei Xu about her inspiration, courage and challenges in launching Chesapeake Bay Candle.

 

Mei Xu: Trump’s tariffs aren’t worth the costs to consumers and workers.


When U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross held up a Campbell’s soup can on national TV to defend President Donald Trump’s stiff tariffs on steel and aluminum, it immediately

 

Women Who Mean Business – Mei Xu, Pacific Trade International Inc./Chesapeake Bay Candle


Honored with the “Women Who Mean Business” award, Mei Xu shares that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is among those she most admires.

Burning bright.


It is 1979. The United States formally establishes diplomatic ties with China. A 12-year-old girl from Hangzhou, the capital of eastern Zhejiang province, along with 79 others are the lucky ones chosen from more than.

Mei Xu: Crossing Borders with Chesapeake Bay Candle.


Mei Xu left China at the age of 23 to study journalism in the United States. One lackluster job and three years later, Xu started Pacific Trade International, a global marketer of can

Manufacturing industry’s health in focus at Glen Burnie candle factory’s 5th anniversary.


For Dean Atlan, a 37-year-old maintenance supervisor at the Chesapeake Bay Candles manufacturing factory in Glen Burnie, two decades

Women in Business Q&A: Mei Xu Co-Founder & CEO, Chesapeake Bay Candle


Mei Xu is the Co-Founder and CEO of Chesapeake Bay Candle, a wellness-driven, vertically

Smell of Success.


Mei Xu picks up soy candle nestled in chartreuse frosted glass, topped by a faux-wood lid. The scent—sweet basil with a hint of cool mint—is, according to the label, meant to

Company Founder, a Chinese Immigrant, Brings Factory Jobs from Asia to Maryland.


In 2011, Chesapeake Bay Candle hit a unique milestone. That was the year the company,

Mei Xu: How one creative businesswoman made a killing in candles.


Featured entrepreneur mom: Mei Xu, 41, mother of Alex, 8, and Michael, 7; cofounder and owner

MSNBC Your Business – Chesapeake Bay Candle


On March 11, 2007 home fragrance brand Chesapeake Bay Candle (www.chesapeakebaycandle.com) was featured on MSNBC’s

 

The Interview: Mei Xu


Mei Xu took several detours to become a founder of a multimillion-dollar candle and home decor company in Maryland. Xu grew up in China and was swept up with other

MSNBC Your Business – Chesapeake Bay Candle


On March 11, 2007 home fragrance brand Chesapeake Bay Candle (www.chesapeakebaycandle.com) was featured on MSNBC’s

 

Reshoring: Made in the USA.


Mei Xu had her entrepreneurial epiphany while walking through a high church of capitalism: Bloomie’s.

Small business tips: How to grow a lifestyle brand.


Mei Xu left China at the age of 23 to study journalism in the United States. One lackluster job and three years later, Xu started Pacific

 

Made in Maryland: Providing an escape, Chesapeake Bay Candles heal.


Made in Maryland is a monthly segment by ABC 2’s Cassie Carlisle, showcasing local

How Mei Xu Found Her Bliss.


On Rockville Pike near White Flint Mall, lunch-hour traffic generates a constant hum occasionally amplified by horn blasts from impatient drivers and the roar of nearby

 

Mei Xu Advice for Women Entrepreneurs & Leaders.


Imagine you are from China… You studied to be a diplomat… but through unexpected events, found yourself a political dissident

Candle Maker Feels Burned.


GLEN BURNIE, Md.—When Chesapeake Bay Candle decided to build a U.S. factory, founders Mei Xu and David Wang thought it would take nine months and cost $2.5 million.

 

CBS News – “Made in the USA” again.


While labor costs continue to rise around the world, sourcing jobs back in the USA are becoming favorable once again. Watch our CEO and co-founder Mei Xu explain why she

Chesapeake Bay Candle creator participates at White House jobs forum


ROCKVILLE, Md. — Mei Xu, creator and owner of Chesapeake Bay Candle, shared her journey of opening the first U.S. Chesapeake Bay Candle factory during the Insourcing American Jobs forum at the White House on Jan. 11.

 

Time4Coffee Podcast – What It’s Like to Build a Global LifeStyle Brand w/ Mei Xu


Mei Xu is a Chinese American entrepreneur, woman business leader, and the founder and CEO of two global lifestyle brands, Chesapeake Bay Candle and Blissliving Home and MeiXu.com

x